10 Compelling Reasons to Retire in Belize
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Belize is an English Speaking Country
English is the official language of Belize (even though Spanish, Maya, Garifuna and Creole are also spoken) therefore you will not have a problem with language barriers.
Belize Real Estate prices
The most reasonable real estate in Central America and Caribbean can be found in Belize making it a low cost retirement destination in the region.
Belize’s Economy is Stable
The local currency is in Belize Dollars and the exchange rate is 1USD to 2BZD.
Belize also has a democracy with a well-established English Common Law legal system and the Belize economy is stable and welcomes visitors and investors to come and share in our growing economy.
See also: 10 Reasons to Live in Belize
Belizean people are friendly
Belizean people are not only friendly but also wonderful, spirited, polite and kind people.
Belizean food is delicious
Belizean cuisine is fresh, delicious and one of a kind and is influenced by the diverse ethnic groups that live in the country like the Maya, Creole, Garifuna, Chinese, East Indians etc.
Attractive Taxation Incentives
Belize offers attractive tax-sheltering incentives and there are no capital gains or inheritance taxes in Belize. The Belize government has also implemented the Belize Retired Person’s Incentive Program, a program that allows qualified foreigners to make application for long-term residency in Belize and, if accepted, to live in Belize completely tax free for life. Less taxes = more return on investment!
Proximity to the USA
Belize is conveniently located close to the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean islands, which makes for quick and easy access by plane from the U.S.